A convenient way to distribute individual precut Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands for at-home use

Performance Health Announces New Thera-Band Starter Dispenser Packs, MASSAGE MagazineAkron, Ohio – April 13, 2011 – Performance Health announces the availability of the new Thera-Band® Starter Dispenser Pack, a 15-count display-ready box of precut Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands. With a minimal investment, clinicians can provide clients with a professional resistance band that supports their prescribed at-home treatment.

Each starter pack contains 15 individually wrapped 5-foot latex bands in a single Thera-Band color/resistance level. Each band is accompanied by a basic exercise guide that outlines 17 commonly-used exercises for the neck, shoulder, back, hip, foot and ankle. The starter packs are available in five levels of progressive resistance—yellow, red, green, blue and black—which represent a range from light level of resistance, perfect for early rehab, all the way to a heavy level, which is suited for fitness training.

“Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands, provided in the new Starter Dispenser Pack, are the original resistance bands in the industry, are time-tested and are proven to help patients progress toward specific goals,” stated Phil Page, Ph.D., P.T., A.T.C., C.S.C.S., F.A.C.S.M., director of clinical education and research for Performance Health. “The progressive resistance of Thera-Band products parallels the basic concept of a rehabilitation progression. As patients improve in their strength and mobility, the level of elastic resistance training can be increased with ability. The colors represent an increase in resistance.”

The lightweight, portable nature of Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands, the only resistance bands endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), makes it easy to incorporate an exercise program into any lifestyle. They can be used at home, in the office, or even while traveling.

The exercises outlined in the guide were selected under the direction of practicing physical therapists, chiropractors and podiatrists to address the most common ailments they treat on a daily basis. Clinicians can further customize clients’ at-home treatment plans by including additional exercises that are available at www.Thera-BandAcademy.com .

About Performance Health

Featuring leading brands like Thera-Band and Biofreeze, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation and wellness markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides evidence-based protocols, education and pain management solutions. For more information, visit www.thera-band.com, www.biofreeze.com or www.Thera-BandAcademy.com.